Lots of Love for Bucky.
Premier Fundraising Auction Team
Wisconsin's Premier Fundraising Bravo Benefit Auctions were at the Kohl Center in a effort to raise funds to benefit Garding Against Cancer and the Madison Area Sports Commission through the Bucky on Parade Finale Party Auction.
This signature project started with eighty five fiberglass Bucky Statues. The six foot tall 118 pound statues were designed and painted by talented local artists. The various themed Bucky Statues were on display throughout Madison over the summer. Thousands of selfies surfaced on social media of badger fans with their favorite themed Bucky. It’s been reported that even a marriage proposal happened by a bucky statue.
On September 29th, twenty two of the Bucky statues were sold by live auction on the Kohl Center floor in Madison, Wisconsin. Champion auctioneer Wayne Yoder and Team Bravo were a winning combination for some serious fundraising auction success. The top result went to the 1st and 10 bucky statue that sold for $47,000.
With close to 900 guests sporting badger red, the energy and atmosphere was electric. The bidding was strong, and even more amazing was the support of Badger Fans raising over $1,000,000 to help fund cancer research! #auctionswork #bravoauctions #hallmarkofauctions
Auction Company recognized for providing Fundraising Auction Services to Make-A-Wish for over a Decade!
Iowa Chapter Award Honorees
Share the Power of a Wish Award Goes to: Markham/Bravo Auctions
March 9, 2019 Dubuque, Iowa.
The Share the Power of a Wish Award is reserved for those who go above and beyond for Make-A-Wish Iowa. An auction is one of the the biggest pieces of a fundraiser's success, and we at Make-A-Wish have been so fortunate to count on Markham/Bravo Auction Services for more then a decade. Their commitment to the Dubuque Gala through the years is an amazing example of the power of a wish.
In 2007, Jared Wulfekuhle, grandson and nephew to the auction family, wished to go to Walt Disney World. His experience led to his family getting involved in the gala and all of their attendance tonight. Thank You Jim Markham & Markham/Bravo Auction for being part of the Make-A-Wish Iowa family and helping to grant so many wishes to Iowa Children.
Photo: (left) Jim Markham Founder Markham Auction Services, (right) Jim's Daughter Jenny Markham- Gehl Founder Bravo Benefit Auctions and Consulting Group. Make A Wish 2019 Share the Power of a Wish Award Recipient to commemorate over a decade of providing auctioneer services. BRAVO!
2019 Wisconsin Champion Auctioneer Jenny Markham-Gehl will make the trip to compete in the
International Auctioneers's Competition
hosted by the National Auctioneers Association in New Orleans, LA on July 12th. Jenny looks forward to the opportunity to compete on a national stage representing the great state of Wisconsin. The competition will be live streamed at
UPDDATE: While Jenny did not make the finals this year, the road trip to New Orleans with my Father Jim was the trip of a lifetime for me. Next Year Jenny will compete in the International Auctioneers Competition in San Diego, CA.
How about this Live Fundraising Auction Item?
1957 4 Door Chevy Bel Air Sold by live auction at a School Fundraising Gala.
This 4 door beauty was sold live at a fundraising auction this past April. There was some definite excitement and buzz about this 1957 completely restored Chevy Bel Air.
2019 Governers Blue Ribbon Auction
*Wisconsin State Fair
What a Moment this was for me!!
The opportunity to stand on the stage and join Governer Evers, the 4H Exhibitors and the panel of outstanding Wisconsin Auctioneers at the Blue Ribbon Governor's Auction at the State Fair was definitely the highlight of my summer. I was honored to be the auctioneer to sell Zoey and McKenna's (two hardworking exhibitors) Champion Animals. Both Zoey and Mckenna's animals each brought $5000. Congratulations Girls!!
Champion AOB Lamb exhibited by MacKenna Slater of Rock County, Winning bid of $5,000 by MillerCoors and Porktoberfeast: Leff’s Lucky Town, Bunzel’s Meat Market, Blue Moon Tavern at the Park, Trawicki Electric, Zimmerman Architectural Studios/ Harwood Engineering, All City Motors, Bruce Westling (MLG), Steve & Nancy Sazama, Major Goolsbys
Champion Herford Barrow exhibited by Zoey Heimmermann of Outagamie County, Winning bid of $5,000 by Meijer